Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - What Increases Your Risk
Factors that increase a
woman's risk of developing
female pelvic pain that becomes chronic
- Pregnancy and childbirth that have stressed
the back and pelvis, including delivery of a large baby, a difficult delivery,
or a forceps or vacuum delivery.
- A history of childhood or adult
physical or sexual abuse. About half of women with chronic female pelvic pain
report abuse in their past.1
- A history of
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
radiation therapy or surgery of the abdomen or pelvis.
(This includes some surgeries for urinary incontinence.
- Past or current diagnosis of
depression. Pain sensation and depression seem to be
- Alcohol or drug abuse.
abnormal in the structure of the
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 11, 2011
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